Protecting its booming fish exports, the Faroe Islands refuse to support EU and US sanctions against Russia

Protecting its booming fish exports, the Faroe Islands refuse to support...

There are a surprising number of Russians here in Torshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands; the small semi-autonomous sub-Arctic nation of 18 islands...
The Week Ahead: Unexpected turbulence

The Week Ahead: Unexpected turbulence

As a self-governing country within the Kingdom of Denmark, Greenland receives nearly 4 billion kroner ($620 million) each year from Copenhagen in the form...
Outdated navigational charts are an Arctic maritime disaster in the making

Outdated navigational charts are an Arctic maritime disaster in the making

On a July evening three years ago, the 380-foot Finnish icebreaker Fennica headed out from Dutch Harbor shortly before 11 p.m., bound for the...
How the surprise discovery of lakes under Arctic glaciers could help the search for life on Mars

How the surprise discovery of lakes under Arctic glaciers could help...

The headlines in late July conveyed some surprising findings from the Red Planet.Scientists using radar observations believe they’ve found a 12-mile-wide saltwater lake that...
The Week Ahead: Progress through education

The Week Ahead: Progress through education

If you are looking to find the campus of the University of the Arctic (UArctic), your search will be in vain. With more than...
In a rush to launch Arctic Refuge drilling, Trump officials are ignoring concerns about seismic testing

In a rush to launch Arctic Refuge drilling, Trump officials are...

In testimony last fall, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski promised that there would be no cutting corners on oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife...
Ready or not, Greenland is poised to see a rise in cruise ship tourism

Ready or not, Greenland is poised to see a rise in...

Earlier this month I attended a wedding in the main church in Ilulissat on Greenland’s west coast, the Zionskirke.I was not invited, I just...
The Week Ahead: Market economy

The Week Ahead: Market economy

Think Arctic food, and items like seal, reindeer and whale will come to mind first. For many, food security — or insecurity — is also...
Climate plan or no, don’t expect Alaska to stop drilling for new oil and gas

Climate plan or no, don’t expect Alaska to stop drilling for...

Alaska is a leader in contributing to climate change. It is not about to become a leader in fighting climate change.Yes, a 22-member group...
Norway’s border with Russia profoundly shapes its Arctic security policy, says study

Norway’s border with Russia profoundly shapes its Arctic security policy, says...

A new study published by The Polar Journal identifies geography as a key factor to understanding Norway’s and Canada’s differing approaches to Arctic security....